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3 November 2021
Foreign Nationals in prison: an animated introduction to the rights and needs of foreign inmates
In increasingly multi-ethnic correctional settings, where the management of cultural diversity has become a priority issue, prison staff plays a crucial role in safeguarding human rights and preventing episodes of radicalization and extremism. The difficulties encountered by prison staff in deal…
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8 October 2021
Essential Prison Dictionary to help the communication between prison staff and foreign inmates
In the framework of increasingly multi-ethnic correctional settings, where language and cultural barriers faced by Foreign Nationals pose significant challenges to prison systems, penitentiary staff play a pivotal role to ensure human rights protection and fair treatment of prisoners…
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5 October 2021
ARTICLE: Being a foreign prisoner in the Albanian system of deprivation of liberties
When describing the categories of foreign prisoners, it becomes obvious that problems of isolation and distinct needs [arising from his/her status] become present and sometimes turn into human rights violation. The status and special needs that foreign prisoners have in conditions of deprivatio…
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13 September 2021
Migrations, Rights, Integration: University of Palermo launches a new Master Course in Migration Studies
"Migrations, Rights, Integration" is a new Master in Migration Studies that offers an innovative and interdisciplinary two-year program in dual language. Unique of its kind, born in Palermo, in the heart of the Mediterranean, it can be followed in presence and/or online and offers student…
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27 August 2021
PAPER: The link between the rehabilitation of detainees and the prison staff training with regard to the management of Foreign Prisoners
The paper is a key one in the framework of the project “B-Competent. Boosting Competences in Penitentiary Staff in Europe”. It is focused on the crucial topic of the link between the rehabilitation process of detainees and the prison staff training, in particular for what concerns the s…
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22 June 2021
Human rights of Foreign Nationals in prison: a new free online course for prison staff, prison managers and prison staff trainers will help improve the knowledge and awareness of issues related to human rights and needs of foreign inmates
Online course available starting from July 21st, 2021 Application at  www.bcompetent.eu The European project B-COMPETENT (2019-21),  co-funded by the Justice Programme, is launching a new free online course aimed at providing prison staff with a set of multidisciplina…
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31 March 2021
Article: Foreign Nationals in prison. Good practices and problems with regard to prison staff training in Spain and in Catalonia
This article builds on the preliminary results of B-ComPetent project regarding the good practices identified in different European countries with regard to the training needs of prison staff dealing with foreign inmates in their daily practice. The article, released by the Observatory on the Pe…
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18 March 2021
ARTICLE: The requisite of good mental health of prison staff provided for by art. 78 of part V of Rec (2006)2 of the Committee of Ministers: what about suicide among prisons officers?
This Paper, released by the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" in the framework of B-COMPETENT project, intends to address a specific issue arising from the national research carried on in Italy to assess the training needs of prison staff with regard to special needs and rights of…
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18 March 2021
ARTICLE: The balance between custodial and educational staff: an overview on how prison is meant to be in the Italian penitentiary system
This Paper, released by the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" in the framework of B-COMPETENT project, intends to address a specific issue arising from the national research carried on in Italy to assess the training needs of prison staff with regard to special need…
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16 March 2021
ARTICLE: The disproportion between the number of detained people and penitentiary staff: the “original sin” of the Italian penitentiary system
This Paper, released by the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" in the framework of B-COMPETENT project, intends to address a specific issue arising from the national research carried on in Italy to assess the training needs of prison staff with regard to special need…
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